Tag Archive for ‘JOLTS’

Construction Job Openings Decline in March

The number of open, unfilled construction sector jobs continued to decline as the unseasonably cold winter ended. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), the number of open construction sector jobs declined on a seasonally adjusted basis from 127,000 in February to 104,000 in March. While still high relative to the post-recession period, the March level… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Cool at the Start of 2014

The number of open, unfilled construction sector jobs declined at the start of 2014, according to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). While the February open rate is the fifth highest since the end of the recession, the count of open construction jobs fell during a period when unseasonably cold weather took a toll on numerous parts of… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Rate at Second Highest Level Since 2007

The number of open, unfilled construction sector jobs increased 38% from 113,000 in January of 2013 to 156,000 in January of 2014, according to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The January count of open jobs in the sector is the second highest since May 2008. While the recent increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the increase in construction sector activity, particularly for… Read More ›

Significant Increase in Unfilled Construction Jobs During 2013

The number of open, unfilled construction sector jobs increased 51% from 95,000 in December of 2012 to 143,000 in December of 2013, according to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The count of open jobs in the sector is the highest since May 2008. While the recent increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the increase in construction sector activity, particularly for… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Rate Highest Since 2007

The November jobs openings rate for the construction sector (2.3%) was the highest since April 2007 according to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The job openings rate measures the number of unfilled positions as a share of total sector employment. While the recent increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the increase in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data continue to reflect only… Read More ›

Construction Sector Job Openings Reach Five-Year High in October

The number of unfilled construction sector positions (124,000) reached a five-year high according to the October BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). While the increase in unfilled positions in 2013 is consistent with the increase in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data continue to reflect only modest growth in total employment thus far. The rise in the count of open positions is thus… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Ticked Up In September

September saw another slight rise in the number of unfilled construction sector positions according to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). While the increase of unfilled positions in 2013 is consistent with the increase in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data continue to reflect only modest growth in total employment thus far. The rise in the count of open positions… Read More ›

Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Rose in August

August saw a rise in the number of unfilled construction sector positions according to the better-late-than-never BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which was delayed due to the government shutdown. While the increase of unfilled positions in 2013 is consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data continue to reflect only modest increases… Read More ›

Construction Employment Update: Unfilled Jobs

The count of construction sector job openings in recent months is at levels last seen in 2008 according to government employment data. While the increase of unfilled positions in 2013 is consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data reflect only modest increases in total employment thus far. The rise in the count of open positions… Read More ›

Number of Open Construction Jobs Hits Five-Year High

New government employment data indicate that the June count of construction sector job openings was the highest total since May 2008. While the increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data reflect only modest increases in total employment thus far. The rising count of open positions is thus consistent with reports… Read More ›